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Photon Factor

Photon Factor is an exciting project which offers many creative possibilities. An understanding of the minimalist design philosophy is central.

"Less is more" is the approach. Students develop a range of design and making skills using a variety of thermoplastics.

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Our aim is to support teachers with all the resources needed to successfully run this unit of work in their classrooms. We provide all the materials and the less common equipment as well as classroom video, teaching notes and student sheets. The beauty of the Photon Factor project is that it can be run without expensive equipment.


Materials and Equipment

  • Hand drills
  • Plastic strip heater
  • Pop rivet guns
  • Scroll saws
  • Plastics oven (optional)
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polypropylene
  • Cord set
  • Lamp holder
  • Bulbs
  • Snap rivets
  • WashersPop rivets
  • Project video
  • Teaching programme
  • Teaching notes (student handouts and teacher notes)
  • Reference books

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